Social Media 247 : Book Launch at National Library (Singapore) on 8 Nov, 2012 – 7pm

Book Launch on “Social Media 247” (pre order –
  • Social Media 247 is about taking social media management and development as a lifestyle, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Social media is increasingly used by both big and small businesses to help them create business success in areas like branding and crowd sourcing, networking and referral, sales and marketing, publicity and crisis management, and internal communication.
  • However, social media is not a one-size-fits-all business strategy. At the core of it, a change of business mindset is needed. It is a new way of operating your business socially. To generate great content, you need creativity. To engage in great conversations, you need continuity. And to build great community, you need good collaboration!

About the speaker

  • Andrew Chow is a social media & public relations strategist, certified life coach, entrepreneur, speaker, and author in Singapore. Andrew has spoken in many conferences to business leaders of South-east Asia and civil servants in the Middle East and North Africa regions.
  • His insights on social media strategy, media management, and personal branding have made him a choice selection for workshop leaders. His dynamic presentation style and thought leadership make him a frequently sought-after keynote speaker.
  • Graduated from Thames Valley University, Andrew is fondly called “ideasandrew” in all his social media connections. He has also founded several social networking portals with over 10,000 profiles. To date, he has done more than 250 personal interviews, features, and was quoted in more than 40 local and regional media.
  • This session is free however registration is required. So sign up now by clicking ‘Add to cart’ button above and enter your details in your ‘Shopping Cart’ or register via our eKiosks available at all libraries to reserve a seat.


Date: Thursday Nov 08, 2012
Time: 07:00 PM – 08:30 PM
Venue: Multi-Purpose Room in Central Public Library
Lang: English
Note: Registration is required without payment.
Fees: Free for 1 seat(s)
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How to Prepare yourself for Business Networking? (BFM interview 1/4)

1. ____________ where you should network.

  • Not All venues are right for all people.
  • Do your research and find the venues that make sense for your business.

2. Make a decision about which ___________________

  • You should join and which you don’t have to join in order to gain value from their events. For example, does it make sense to join a local chamber of commerce, or just go to the events that sound interesting and will most likely include people you should meet?
  • What are some of the business networks and associations do you know?
    • ________________________________________________________
    • ________________________________________________________

3. Register (RSVP) for the event and ___________ it like a meeting.

  • Many people either don’t sign up for events or sign up for them and then forget to go.

4. Determine how __________  you should be networking in a given week, month or quarter. This will help you narrow down where you should be going.

5. Develop _______________ questions you can use to ignite a conversation.

  • Try to find unique questions; don’t ask the same old “So, what do you do?” if you can help it.
  • What open ended questions can you think of?
    • _________________________________________________________
    • _________________________________________________________

6. Attend events with a plan to _________ something new. This will keep you from talking too much about yourself and your business.

7. Prepare yourself physically and mentally for the event.

  • Dress appropriately.
  • Bring business cards.
  • Turn your phone off or set it to vibrate
  • _________________________________
  • _________________________________

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Networking and Referral via Social Media

  1. In offline networking, world of mouth is great. On social media, word of mouth is enormous, which is “Word of many mouths almost all at the same time”
  2. This is the what is commonly called the social media effect
  3. Your prospects; some of them you do not even know,  are telling others about you even if they are not prepared to buy from you yet. (sharing)
  4. The general public who are social media savvy are telling you when and how many times they have visited your business venues through location based platform like foursquare. If you are a venue owner, get on such platform and claim your venue to unlock the magic of location based marketing.
  5. Your sales staffs are having inquiries daily because they are making new contacts without much offline networking on platforms like Facebook and Twitter.
  6. B2B or B2C partners may be coming to you with proposal to create new channels and markets on platform such as  Linkedin and Plaxo
  7. Finally, you get to test out a foreign market and gauge its potential without physically going there. Due diligence can be achieved without physically being present at different countries.
  8. In conclusion, networking is the primary objective of going social on different media platforms, and you will develop precious social capital eventually.
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Movie Launch : Friends with Benefits (21 Sep 2011)

Event : Friendship with Benefits
Offering : Buffer Dinner, Wine and Movie!
Date : 21 Sep 2011
Time : 6.30pm – 9pm (Wed)
Movie : Friends with Benefits
Price : $30/pax, $55/pair if signed up with a friend.
Venue : Cathay Cineleisure Level 6 – Preview Lounge

Program (subject to slight change) :

6.30 – 7.00 – Welcome and Cocktail
7.00 – 7.20 – Ice Breakers (Vanessa)
7.20 – 8.00 – Dinner & Social Networking
8.00 – 8.30 – Talk on Love Yourself, Embrace Your Body Shape (Vanessa)
8.30 – 9.00 – More Social Networking
9.00 – 9.15 – “Destiny Draw”
9.15 – Movie starts

** Please bring lots of namecards as we are expecting more than 100 pax

RSVP : with “Name/Mobile/Gender

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What do dating and job interviews have in common?

CareerClicks! Seminar Series 3 presents…

What Do Dating & Job Interviews Have In Common?

Speaker : Andrew Chow

Date : 28 July 2011 (Thu),  Time : 11.30am -1.00pm

Venue : Centre for Management Development, ST Electronics (e-services) Pte Ltd

Address : 11 Tampines Concourse #01-01 S528729 (Gerbera Room)

Call 6876 5645 to register for the seminar

*Seats are on a first come first basis.


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IDEAMART : A Portal built for Exchange of Ideas about the Marketplace

Main portal page : IDEAMART

Finally after more than a year, I have created the portal I envisioned. A place where a community of social media savvy people can come together for exchange, testing and brainstorming of ideas for the marketplace.

IDEAMART, which is the portal named after my company for Brand Communication purpose, has the following features:


a. Membership profiling

b. Network structuring

c. Content Management

d. Activity Feeds

e. Advertising Opportunities

f. Anti-spamming features

g. Private Messaging

h. Membership Billing (option only)

i. System admin tools

j. Browse and Search

Additional Plug-ins : Members can enjoy the following

1. Album

2. Blog

3. Events

4. Groups

5. Forum

6. Chat/IM

7. Video sharing

8. Music sharing

9. Classified

10. Polls

11. Mobile version

IDEAMART makes diverse styles of social networking possible. You decide how your own community of friends will connect, share, and interact with each other. The objective is to share and exchange ideas to bring us to the next level in our business journey in the marketplace.



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Power Networking Tips for Professionals, Executives, Managers and Technologists

Networking is one of the best personable way of spreading your influence through knowing people, forming connections; giving and sharing before you receive.

In this presentation, the power networking tips are presented in 4 categories:

P – Prepare before Your Venture

M – Mind Your Manners in Networking

E – Experience Sowing and Reaping

T – Take the Social Networking Plunge


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Speed Networking for busy Professionals, Managers, Executives and Businessmen (PMEBs)

What is Speed Networking ?

  • It’s NOT a drinking session
  • It’s NOT a speed dating
  • It’s NOT a talk or seminar
  • It’s a Quick and Effective Way to meet as many as 40 Business Contacts per session.

Who do I meet in Speed Networking?

  • People just like yourself :





How long do I get to talk to each one of them?

  • 3-5 minutes for everyone.
  • If you are the first 20 to arrive, you get to sit at where you are permanently, the next 20 to arrive will still get to sit but will be the ones rotating once every 3-5 minutes
  • The timing will be regulated by the organiser by a bell.

Why do I need to conform to this format?

  • Everyone will have a chance to talk to everyone; even the shy ones
  • Time is precious, everyone will cut the chase
  • No one dominates the conversation
  • It’s systematic :
    • All of you will be given a network sheet with everyone’s name and company.
    • Each time you finished with someone, you indicate if you wish to follow up email, request a meeting, express interest in his services or even decline to be contacted.
    • You get to meet more people in 1 meeting than one whole month.
    • At the end of the meeting, you get everyone’s name cards

How do I prepare myself before coming?

  • Bring at least 40-50 name cards
  • Prepare your 30-sec elevator pitch about yourself and the value you can bring to others in Business.
  • Prepare a list of trusted associates to refer to anyone you meet.
  • When everyone comes prepared to give, everyone will receive!


Yes! It’s true that we all want more Business but… Let’s not forget to have fun too!

If you wish to join us in the next session in Singapore, please email your:

  • Name
  • Company
  • Mobile
  • Industry
  • Designation

to Andrew Chow –

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44 guests invited for 44th celebration of life, friendship and opportunities – Andrew Chow

Business and Pleasure Mixer

These 8 pictures were taken within 3 min and I myself am amazed of the different kind of hand gesture I can create :)

( The left froggy was done by the wonderful staff of Jean Tan from Aago Pte Ltd :D)


I can’t remember the last time i organised a networking event for business friends whom I know for opportunities. I can remember the last time I celebrated my birthday in a party was 23 years ago when I turned 21. I couldn’t decide what to organise and end up doing a hybrid event – Business and Pleasure Mixer on 18 Feb 2011.

Details: My email invitation in a previous post


Venue : Smartspace Singapore - a multidisciplinary co-working space based in Singapore. We aim to provide a zero to launch platform in Singapore for student entrepreneurs, start ups and non-profit organizations by taking care of their work space, office furnishing and business support services for their core business at an affordable cost.

  • 3 distinct zones.
  • Infinite ideas.
  • Infinite SmartSpace.

The gentleman in white is Mr Michael Zhan, the founder of Smartspace Singapore, giving a quick overview of Vision, Mission and future direction of the company. Michael is also a lawyer by training.

Wine : Angels Share Wines Pte Ltd - Angels’ Share Wines specialises in sweet, sparkling and sophisticated wines. Ancient winemakers believe that as wines age in barrels, a magical process occurs. When some of the wine evaporates, an Angel accepts it as her share, and in return, imparts many lovely, sophisticated flavours into the remaining wine.

Theme: Business and Pleasure Mixer

This nice balloon is a gift from my friend - Rachel Lee

Some of my guests captured on photo deserve special mention :

Min Zhen – a wonderful and bubbly up and coming top agent in DTL Property Network Pte Ltd, she can be contacted at She is someone I have known for 8 years and had numerous corporate experiences with leading banks of Singapore.

David Wee – CEO & Founder at Asia Speakers Bureau (ASB), David Wee can tell you how to improve corporate entrepreneurship in the New future, create new space in a crowded market, lead by serving, and let your business achieve the highest level of growth with more vibrant workplace.

Sophia Lim & Rachel Minn Lee, are consulting managers (Executive Search) of Anverson Consulting Pte Ltd

L1 : Eric Chan, Account Manager of Nanyang Tech Pte Ltd which specialises in IT Support, PC Sales/Rental and Trade-in/repair.

L2 : Charlene Ng, Business Manager of Star Fish Net

L3 : Au Yeong Yuen Mun, Strategist in Hospitality Star, a eUniversity.

George Wong – WineMBA, Founder of Wine Lovers’ Club, often described as “God of Wine” by local media. He is one of the most sought after speaker for wine in business and social events.

Gin Wong – A Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger who enjoys and love life at the beautiful moment, staying happy and constantly looking out for beauty remedy with a mixed of FUN and APPRECIATION to gorgeous things around. She is also one of the 3 lucky winners of a bottle of Moscato. Gin is the proud owner 0f Blog – Ginevi

Left : Ezen Ho – Manager of Eroma Marketing, a business for SPA, Beauty and Wellness.

Right : Yvonne Lim – Event Manager of Smartspace Singapore, she is a highly efficient event planner and organiser.

Aaron Koh – Business Development Manager of Taggo Pte Ltd, a social media channel for facebook fan recognition.

Left : Aik Boon, CEO of Crazy Bid, a online auction business. Right : Ellen Shi Min, Founder of Smart Translation, a professional multi-language translation agency.

Left 1 : Ocean Wang, the most under-rated oil painting artist in Singapore. She produced 3 oil on canvas portrait for F1 drivers in 2010 for Charity auction. Yes! she also produced 2 oil paintings of 2 Andrew Chows

Left 2 : Valerie Song, the founder of Match Resources Pte Ltd, which does ‘match great companies with great people’ and naturally ‘great people with great companies’ on a daily basis.

Left 1 : Kim Chua, Team Manager of Walton International Group (S) Pte Ltd

Right 2 : Teck Beng, Director of Performance Leadership.

Right 1 : Kent Chan, Asst Associate Manager of PropNex

Right 1 : Gavin Choo, Business Development Director of Chris Cooper Group. Together we manage the biggest family entertainment show in Singapore – Walking with Dinosaurs in 2010.

Right 2 : Richard Chew, a volunteer in Corporate Communication for Lutheran Community Care Services (LCCS)

Left 2 : Serene Pan, Vice Director of Biz Asia,

Right 1 : Prasanna Srinivasan, the Senior Consultant of Skynapse, a Microsoft Technologies Solutions Provider. His company was the consultant to develop the website of Romancing Singapore.

Nazran Ahmad, is the producer of SUPER, dealing with events, productions and design. Nazran has helped me to co-organise many social events for singles including Dating@Sea in 2007

Douglas Quek, the Account Manager of Signetique IT Pte Ltd

Anita Ho, Programme Manager of Asian Women’s Welfare Association (AWWA)

Right 2 : Rina Neoh, Co-Founder and Director of Mercatus Capital

Lady at centre : Jean Tan, a lawyer by training but a Brand Consultant in practise. She is the managing director of Aago Pte Ltd.
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I gave out 20 copies of my book in final draft. “Romancing the Media” is a business book written for the SME by the SME, equipping business owners with management skills and social media strategy.

The winners of Moscato : Aaron, Gin and Kent

Proudly sponsored by Angels Share Wines Pte Ltd

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The co-relation between the number of days and Linkedin 2nd degree connections

I was counting the number of days I have lived as of 19 Feb 2011, it is 16060 days.

Interestingly, my Linkedin 2nd degree connections is 161,600.

It’s about 10 connections to every day of my life.

It makes me wonderful if our 2nd degree connection should grow in sync with our days.

Let’s make it a point to see 10 connections per day of our life to increase our network and opportunities

Add me to your connection today! –

Add me as friend on Facebook –



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